West LodgeMacclesfield, Cheshire
- Guests 4
- Bedrooms 2
- Preferred changeover day Friday
- Minimum stay 3 nights
- Number of dogs welcome 2
- Acorn rating 4 What's this?
- Reference 009029
About West LodgeTucked away on the glorious Lyme Park estate, West Lodge is a picture-book pretty Edwardian cottage set in leafy woodland.
This former gate lodge on the western boundary of Lyme’s grand estate and deer park is the perfect spot for getting away from it all. With out-of-hours access to the grounds, take in the jaw dropping views towards urban Manchester and beyond, through Drinkwater Meadow, or the rugged moors of the Peak District, and you’ll definitely feel you’re in a different world.
Step through the stone porch into the living room with its stone flagstone floors, jewel toned sofa and cosy woodburner and you’ll feel instantly at home. Also downstairs, there’s a fitted kitchen, small pantry and a dining room looking into the courtyard. Head upstairs to discover the bathroom (with shower over the bath) and two bedrooms with pretty curtains, vintage oak furniture and super comfy super king-size beds - making West Lodge great for couples or families. You’ll love waking up to views of the gorgeous countryside from the dual-aspect windows too. Outside, there are gardens to the rear and side; a woodland rockery, and a lawned area with patio furniture that’s wonderful for alfresco lunches.
With out-of-hours access to the 1400-acre estate grounds when you stay, you’re free to wander, cycle, or run the trails and explore places like the deer park, the pool made famous by Mr Darcy (in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice,) or the huge garden away from the crowds. If the wilds of Lyme aren’t quite wild enough, then head into the Peak District for some seriously stunning heather-clad moorland and craggy terrain. When your adventures are complete, then the town of Macclesfield is only 7 miles away with its shops, supermarkets, restaurants and monthly food, drink and craft market.
Beyond Lyme, the beautiful Peak District stretches for miles if you’re keen to challenge yourself further, whether that’s walking, climbing, caving, heading out on a bike, or even on horseback. Discover iconic Kinder Scout, Iron Age hill fort Mam Tor and the Edale valley for more stunning landscapes and a chance to get closer to nature. For a more sedate pace, then wander the famous spa towns of Matlock and Buxton or meander around Bakewell (did somebody mention pudding?). When you stay with us, the funds from your holiday go towards caring for special landscapes and places, like the Peak District and Lyme.
Availability & book
- Selected dates
- Changeover day
Features and facilities
- Cot & high chair available
- Microwave available
- Fridge available
- Freezer available
- Dishwasher available
- Washing machine available
- Tumble dryer available
- Telephone available
- Television available
- DVD available
- WiFi* not available
- Open fire / wood burner available
- Garden available
- BBQ not available
Not accessibleView Access statement (PDF 851 KB)
Sitting room with multi-fuel stove, kitchen, dining room and utility.
Two super-king bedrooms (one of which can be made into a twin on request) and bathroom with shower over bath.
Notes for guests
Access: The accessibility guide is for guidance only. For up to date photos, please see the images on the webpage.
Garden: There is a lawned garden with a patio with seating area. Please be aware that there is a drop from the garden so children should be supervised at all times.
*WiFi: This is now available, but please note that intermittent connection problems can sometimes occur and should not be relied upon. We are pleased to provide free WiFi at this cottage which is supported by BT.
Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage
Holiday cottage guests have free access to Lyme Park house and garden during opening hours and access to estate grounds out of hours. Please note that out of hours access is by foot only.